April 12th, 2011
04:37 PM ET
Mathew Knowles: Split with Beyonce was 'strategic'
Mathew Knowles says in an interview with BlackEnterprise.com that the decision to leave his gig as daughter Beyonce’s manager was not only an amicable one, but strategic.
“The transition started way before the official announcement,” Knowles revealed. “If you’re strategic, which we are, you don’t make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago.”
When the day arrived to reveal the news that the father and daughter’s business relationship had reached an end, Knowles said in a statement, "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."
Of course, Knowles added to Black Enterprise, “At the end of the day, I’m Beyonce’s father first and her manager second. Remember, this is 20 years I’ve been doing this. She’s almost 30 years old, and if she says, ‘I want to run my business,’ I think she’s smart enough that she will get the right team."
And if she does still want his managerial advice, “she knows she can call me anytime. It takes a lot of hours and a lot of staff to run the business of Beyonce,” Knowles laughed.
Knowles’ Music World Entertainment does still manage Destiny’s Child, however, and the exec said he can see the female supergroup eventually putting out a little something for their fans.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if one day...Destiny’s Child goes on tour," Knowles said (which would definitely delight the fans that are waiting for a reunion). Or, perhaps, Knowles mused, “puts out a commemorative box set that includes everything about them that their lifelong fans want.”
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@Lay-Z: and a big ol' Gorilla nose!
@mark: you are not #1 either. More like #2. That's what it smells like, anyway.
and her father smells of elderberries! I f@rt in your general direction!
White folks u better get used to u are not #1 in nothing over here anymore. The hispanics out number u now and they are prettier and smarter than u with your fake breast and face lifts.
Son it black folks like you that give us a bad name. Look at your sentence..."White folks u better get used to u are not #1 in nothing over here anymore."
Its a double negative. Some of you black folks are just so dumb and ghetto acting. Get over your blackness.
Angie, you must not know the definition of "class act" because Mr. Knowles certainly is NOT a class act. Oh and this isn't an opinion, it's a FACT!!!
One does not "gain" class. One either has this quality, or one does not.
Nobody's hating on Beyonce. Ppl are just tired of her no acting OVER exposed self. Dad has a baby's mama which has tarnished B's rep. I'm sorry but after he pimped young girls then goes and gets one pregnant on his wife is a VERY sad situation but then just like STUPID blk folks stood by REV Jesse jackson and his baby mama they will stand by Mathew. Can Jay Z get her (and Rhianna) preggers so we can get a d@ break!?????
Exhale. Wheew! I got a head rush reading that. I do agree she needs to lay low for a bit and start spending that money. But....you really shouldnt comment about a group of people of which you do not belong. I suppose you have things to say about hispanics, asians, indians etc. Just understand these people are not going away until the end comes for all. Que dios le bendiga! Vive la raza!
Some people just lack flavor. Boring.
lindsay lohan could act any part given to her. sing act whatever. Beyounce can sing, no acting skills there, just
boxtox and next yr full face lift.
I totally agree with you Chuck!!!
@ Dook...real nice. Real nice. Open your heart, love well, live well. Que dios le bendiga! God bless!
@ Evel.....new material please. Not much new material out there....
he's old,she's getting old (by entertainment standards) so she is going to go in a new direction. she's not really talented and a really bad actress and i would think she'd have some class by now but she still doesn't.
With everything going on in this world right now...WHO CARES about this crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All thou this funny to read. We should all put more thought into our own lives and maybe the lives we lead would be richer.
Beyoce is almost 30, married to a hiphop emperor & her dads knockin' up his g-friend whos B's age! Yep, I'd want control of my own biz too. Matthew's had a great run, made his family famous& rich, lets see what else he can come up with. We know B's gonna knock em out tha box, what will Matthew put out that will stir our interest? Besides new heirs, that is. I have a feeling he needs Beyonce 100% more than she needs him!
@sunshine girl it was ok. @ all coward racist so hiding in your trailers u all talk tough and there is white enterprise called wall street were rich white people life hard on poor whites and blacks
Amen B lo me! Let it truly be beneath you. Do not let it unleash the demons. There is nothing new to be said about any race anymore. Same washed up material.
I think this split has more to do with her parents recent divorce and the child that resulted from his affair. His mistress was close to Beyonce's age.
This has everything to do with protecting that knowles wealth. What would you do if you had a brand new heir.....split up that wealth
Is solange dating anyone right now or married? If so, who?
ITS ALL BOUT DA MONEY! SO WHO'S FOOLING WHO?
@Be lo me....It was pretty good, thank you. And yours? It was pretty warm here today. Alot of work, but thats usual.
This seperation began when Mr. Knowles got his young, pretty girlfriend pregnant. Both his wife and daughters were devastated. It completely changed the relationship he had with Beyonce. This is just a PR spin.
I think it had more to do with his daughter embracing the satanic and Illuminati symbolism that Jay Z and Lady Gaga are using constantly. He manages mostly Christian performers and I'm sure that community is well aware of what she is involving herself in. I'm also sure they are offended and very disappointed. I'm not Christian myself but it is easy to see what she is doing if you know anything about the occult. Do a search for "beyonce" and "Sigil of Baphomet" and you will see her wearing the number one symbol of Satanism.
Jenn, you are an idiot.
Of course it was strategic!
I think she should have a seperate rep from jay z @sunshine girl how was your day
I am so sick of the 'who cares' people. Stop commenting on stuff u don't care about.
No they are not idiot.
I think it's a good move, I see Jay Z's Roc Nation managing his wife's career ver soon.
Thx "jimname". Nail on the head
Im not concerned....
Beyonce and her father made an understandable choice. It is hard to work with family because family always comes first. i predict that Matt Knowles would have given more attention to his daughter weather she was famous or not.
Really, who cares.
Clearly not you, right? That must be why you are even on this page. You must be a keeper.
I can only imagine what it takes to manage a star like Beyonce. Maybe he wanted a break, after 20 yrs. Beyonce is smart/business saavy and Im sure she can handle her own affairs at this point in her career/life. Plus, if she ever needs help, she can always ask Jay Z. (Which I doubt will ever happen.) Probably better to leave family/business seperate anyways, to avoid all problems.
I guess Beyonce & Jay Z been planning this for a while now. Meet the new member of RocNation. Jay Z is a Genius.
Her mother is Black...just like your real father.
Ya, and daddy man is ashy and ugly.
Her mother is a hamster.
Huh@Pat? Her mother isn't white, she's black. And what does that have to do with the topic at hand. Mr. Knowles did a very good job managing his daughter's career. There's alwas time for change, , she's a brand, a global/international singer-entertainer and very much poised to take the reigns (sp) of her career. She learned from the best.....her father.
I think it is a wonderful idea for the knowles now they can now keep business and family apart from eachother
I assume Destiny's Child lifelong fans consists of the residents of the cradles Matthew Knowles enjoys robbing.
Leaving as beyonces manager with dignity and respect beyonces father knows its time for his daughter 2 handle her own affairs.he is a class act
He isnt leaving with dignity. He was canned. And whats with this strategy? Any type of strategy was never discussed and I doubt he even knows what the word means.